In case all those letters behind her name aren't recognizeable (I had to decrease to font size to fit them all😅), Kendra (Focht) Grand obtained her PhD at the University of South Carolina under the mentorship of Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris studying healthy aging effects on swallowing as well as a bunch of other hard-earned designations after her like CScD, BCS-S, CBIS, and CCRE. She gives a great perspective on the role of research and some tips for clinicians when reading! And she's got a LOT to say😉!
I know I already have over a dozen researcher-idols and am a fangirl to so many, but this interview made me add another one with all of her great experience and deep appreciation for our ever-growing field (she might even be my researcher spirit-SLP with all that trach-love!💜). Checkout what tips she shares to help US clinicians #bridgethegap to research!🤓
In case you missed the review of Dr. Krekeler's article, here she shares her amazing insights on research, the struggles, and the light at the end of the tunnel.
Here, PhD Catriona Steele answers questions to help bridge the gap between researchers and clinicians.